Woodford Northamptonshire

Speed Identification Device

The Speed Identification Device is owned by the Parish Council and is licenced for use in Mill Road, High Street and Thrapston Road. It has two purposes: to collect data relating to the speed of  vehicles approaching the device and to act as an interactive sign displaying a drivers speed.

The device records a vehicle speed for the final 40-50 metres approach to the sign and logs the speed and time. This data will be shared with the relevant authorities to enable targeted speed enforcement to take place. 

NB The device is programmed to not display speeds above 45mph but speeds are still recorded.

A summary of the data, (number of vehicles travelling between specified dates at specified speeds)  is shown below

High Street Village Green - northbound (towards village)

From To <30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Total v85% mean max
2017                    
No data                    

High Street - southbound

No data

Mill Road - eastbound (towards village)

From To <30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Total v85% mean max
2017                    
15 Feb 27 feb 3642 3817 437 31 3 7930 35 30 68
6 Apr 18 Apr 3289 3729 499 31 1 7549 35 30 61
23 Apr 4 May 3557 4226 607 35 3 8468 37 30 67
                     
                     

Mill Road - eastbound (towards village) at 30 mph sign

From To <30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Total v85% mean max
2017                    
14 Aug 27 Aug 2726 4649 1336 111 3 8825 40 33 63
9 Sep 22 Sep 2454 4568 1505 143 5 8675 40 33 68
23 Sep 4 Oct 2318 3886 1119 95 11 7429 40 32 73
13 Oct 30 Oct 3730 5437 1529 156 14 10866 40 32 74
1 Nov 16 Nov 3491 4599 1163 137 8 9398 39 32 71

Mill Road - westbound (out of village) at 30mph sign

From To <30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Total v85% mean max
2017                    
No data                    
                     

Thrapston Road - southbound (towards village)

From To <30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Total v85% mean max
2017                    
No data                    

Thrapston Road - northbound

From To <30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Total v85% mean max
2017
No data                    

Plese contact the Clerk for details of earlier data

Definitions

V85% is the speed at which 85% of vehicles were travelling at or below and is the internationally recognised statistic used to clarify the "speed" of a particular road. This can be used to gauge whether the current speed limit is appropriate or whether speeding is an issue, depending upon the geography of the location. Eg in a built up area (30mph zone) it could be argued that a V85% figure of 37mph means too many vehicles are speeding and enforcement is required, however, on a straight, rural road with clear visibility limited to 30mph a V85% figure of 37mph could suggest that the speed limit should be raised from 30mph to 40 mph.